Pelvimeter used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1920. Used by doctors to measure the width of a patient's pelvis. Usually used to measure width of female pelvis to determine if a baby could be delivered vaginally.

Physical Description

Pelvimeter is marked in centimetres on gauge, hinged with adjustable screw on one side. Bold curve of arms, shaped like a stethoscope, closed balled tips.


Example of medical equipment used in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia. Specific to obstetrics

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